Category Archives: Santa Cruz County Public Works

Live Oak neighborhood could use some TLC, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I recently moved into Live Oak area and I like it very much — the families, rich and poor, and the diversity of people. However, I am struck by a few issues that I hope you … Continue reading

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Aldridge Lane to be repaired this fall, ‘Give Me 3’ bill becomes law

Dear Street Smarts, Q: In 20 years living on Aldridge Lane in Corralitos, I have watched the berm alongside the road be dragged down by the procession of apple growers who have taken turns farming the small piece of land … Continue reading

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Illegal parking in front of The Farm is dangerous to cyclists, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I have a question about cars parking in the bike lane on Soquel Avenue, specifically, in front of The Farm at 6790 Soquel Drive. The bakery’s parking lot has a one-way entrance on its north side … Continue reading

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Maintenance coming to Freedom Boulevard

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I frequently ride my bicycle up and down Freedom Boulevard. I enjoy the long uphill and of course going downhill is quite fun. Unfortunately, from about the 5200 through the 6000 block of Freedom, both sides … Continue reading

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Confusing signs in Soquel Village contribute to traffic snarls, says reader

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The sign on Soquel Drive at Main Street in the Soquel Village indicates two lanes that can travel straight through the intersection of Soquel and Porter when you can only go straight through the intersection from … Continue reading

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No dedicated left turn light coming to Cabrillo College Drive, Park Avenue

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I enjoy reading your advice on Street Smarts and appreciate the opportunity to have somewhere to voice my concerns. I live in Soquel, near the busy intersection of Cabrillo College Drive and Park Avenue. There is … Continue reading

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Traffic light at Grahamn Hill, Lockwood Lane coming online soon

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I and many of my Lockwood Lane area neighbors would like to know when the new traffic signals will be activated at Graham Hill Road and Lockwood Lane. It’s been months and those of us who … Continue reading

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Crosswalk painting to occur when weather dries, warms up

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The crosswalk at Portola Drive and 26th Avenue is not visible to many drivers approaching from the west from Corcoran Lagoon, and there is no signage. This is due to the uphill grade. I’ve experienced this … Continue reading

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Pasatiempo pothole has got to go, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: This note is being written to you with the hope that you can bring attention to a teeth-jarring pothole that needs to be filled. Driving northbound, after exiting Highway 17 at Pasatiempo and turning right at … Continue reading

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Lompico Road closure necessary to remove tree

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live in Lompico, a community above Felton. There is a sign on lower Lompico Road just before it meets with Zayante. It states that from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be ‘delays’ on … Continue reading

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